Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. If not prevented or if left untreated, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks. These broken bones, also known as fractures, occur typically in the hip, spine, and wrist.
Osteoporosis is a major public health concern for an estimated 44 million Americans. In the U.S. today, 10 million individuals are estimated to already have the disease and almost 34 million more are estimated to have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for Osteoporosis.
Although there is no cure for Osteoporosis, there are steps you can take to prevent, slow, or stop its progress.
While your doctor plays a key role in diagnosis, bone density testing, and prescribing medications, a physical therapy program helps provide you with a complete treatment solution.
With physical therapy you will experience the following:
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